TS Galaxy Football Club denied a penalty against Kaizer Chiefs Football Club.
Since the start of the 2023/2024 season, poor officiating has been one of the many things that has been talked about in the top tier of South African football.
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Again, a team from Soweto found itself in the mist of another controversial call from match officials.
Earlier this month, Mamelodi Sundowns benefited from three poor decisions from the officials in a back to back matches against Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows.
Later, followed by a horrendous call in favour of Swallows against Sekhukhune United, which led to match officials being suspended.
A few days after their suspension, the poor officiating in the country continued.
TS GALAXY DENIED A PENALTY AGAINST KAIZER CHIEFS?
During a Dstv Premiership match between TS Galaxy and Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium, Galaxy was denied what looked like a clear penalty.
Mid first-half with Chiefs under pressure from dominant Galaxy, Sfiso Hlanti stopped Galaxy’s cross from the right flank with his hand.
The veteran left fullback, extended his hand towards the ball, and deliberately handled it.
But the match officials on the day waved the play on and denied Galaxy a clear penalty.
However, the mistake did not cost Galaxy much, as earlier in the second they broke the deadlock.
A powerful strike from the left from Higor Vidal hit the post before hitting Brandon Petersen’s hand and into the net for an own goal.
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The goal separated the two teams, as Galaxy walked away with all three points for the second time this season.
Meanwhile, Chiefs is yet to taste a victory in the league this season.